How many rooms in our homes do we typically want lights in? All of them, right?
Kitchens, living rooms, and even our closets.
Bedrooms, bathrooms, and also our basements.
Even if we were building a brand-new home and wanted to save some money, I don’t think any of us would say, “You know what, let’s just not worry about having any lights in any of the rooms or even any electricity so we can plug in some lamps.”
Not when we have access to power and light like we do.
Because we want to see. We need to see. Especially when things get dark. And, oh my goodness, how this simple thought has spoken to my soul.
It has left me asking myself how many “rooms” in my heart and mind and life I want lights in. Just a few spaces and places? Or do I want every corner flooded with hope and Truth?
Psalm 119:130 says of Scripture, “The unfolding of your words gives light; it imparts understanding to the simple.”
God’s Word turns on the lights. Not only does it help us see Truth and hope where our minds have been darkened, there are those times when this passage connects to that passage, and we have “lightbulb” moments. He helps us make connections that bring light and clarity so we can see clearer.
This is part of why we need the whole counsel of God’s Word – so that He can help us make more and more connections that allow for more and more light. And the more light there is within us, the brighter we can shine in this world. So, the light of Christ within us coupled with the unfolding of His Word that keeps turning on more lights?
PIN ME FOR LATER!
Brilliant. Beautiful. Needed in my own heart and needed in this world.
Here is my prayer today:
Yes, Lord. This is what I want. I want the Truth of Your Word to turn on the lights in me. Every corner of my soul flooded with wisdom and Truth. Darkness dispelled and hope shining bright. Holy Spirit connections changing the whole of me. No door closed to You. No space off-limits. In my soul, I declare it, Lord – let there be light. And let me be a light in this world.
“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” Psalm 119:105
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.”
John 1:1-5“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.
Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” Matthew 5:14-16
How does any part of the message you read help you celebrate Jesus and His Word as your Light? How did this message speak to you?
Kimberly Henderson is a wife and mom who also works part-time for Proverbs 31 Ministries as a Content Coordinator. She and her husband of 22 years are raising three beautiful daughters and an extra barky Schnauzer. One of her greatest joys is using the living and powerful Word of God to help women draw closer to the heart of God.